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Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 231

(x) Pair: Lieutenant O. Fitzgerald, 87th Regiment, late 91st Regiment

South Africa 1834-53 (Ensign O. Fitzgerald, 91st Regt.); Indian Mutiny 1857-59, no clasp (Lieut. O. Fitzherald, 87th Regt.), note surname spelling on last, better than very fine (2)

Ormond Fitzgerald was appointed to an Ensigncy in the 91st Regiment in January 1843 and witnessed active service in South Africa, where he is recorded as having distinguished himself on an expedition against Chief Mampassa in October 1847 (Medal). Having then been advanced to Lieutenant in the same year, he transferred to the 87th Regiment and was present in operations during the Indian Mutiny (Medal). Fitzgerald retired soon afterwards.

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